“SOMETHING EMERGING OUT OF NOTHING: This is the miracle of creation itself, and you are an important part of that miracle! In a place of non-resistance, curiosity, deep inner permission, you become a channel for true creativity. You bring something new into this world, something never seen before. And this process has nothing to do with ego, with mind, or even with “me”…” . – Jeff Foster
As I sit here and try to write this blog, I am overcome with a feeling of being blocked from my creative flow. My first reaction is to look outside of myself and search for inspiration or ideas. It feels like the well has dried up and there is nothing left to offer. But then I catch myself and think, “why am I searching outside of myself for something that is within?” What is causing this blockage? And surely, adding more information to my mind will only create additional blockages. I need to clear the mind and open the heart. I found it interesting that my initial response to the issue was to seek an answer from the external world. It was a good reminder of my own subconscious programming. My programming that tells me, I am not enough or that I do not have the answers.
This experience served as a good reminder to slow down, be still and be here now. Life is a series of moments where we are crippled with fear of uncertainty or being overwhelmed with life. These moments of chaos leave us grasping for answers and solutions. With this in mind, I wanted to share a piece from Jeff Foster:
"Some Very Good News" - by Jeff Foster
"You don’t need all the answers right now. The true guru is within.
Right here, right now, in this moment, you don’t have to ‘figure out’ the rest of your life, no matter what anyone says.
You don’t need all the answers. They will come, in time, or not, or perhaps the unncecessary questions will fall away.
There is no rush. Life is not in a hurry. Be like the seasons. Winter is not trying to become summer. Spring does not rush towards autumn. The grass grows at its own pace.
The choices that will be made will be made, and you’ve no choice about that. The decisions that will happen will happen, events will unfold, but right now perhaps you don’t need to know the solutions or the outcomes or how best to proceed. Perhaps not knowing is a welcome guest at life’s banquet. Perhaps openness to possibility is a beloved friend. Perhaps even confusion can come to rest here.
And so, instead of trying to ‘fix’ our lives, instead of trying to neatly resolve the unresolveable and quickly complete the epic story of a fictitious ‘me’, we simply relax into utter not knowing, unravelling in the warm embrace of mystery, sinking deeply into the moment, savouring it fully, in all its uniqueness and wonder.
And then, perhaps without any effort, without any struggle or stress, without ‘you’ being involved at all, the true answers will emerge in their own sweet time."